Madeleine DiLeonardo, M.Ed, LPC, NCC, CCATP
Madeleine is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She earned her masters in Counseling Psychology at Temple University and bachelor’s degree in Communication from New York University.
By incorporating a client centered, strengths-based style, Madeleine helps to foster personal growth and empower individuals to reach their goals. Madeleine specializes in treating issues relating to self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, career and educational decisions, sexual identity issues, life transitions, addiction, grief and loss, and stress management.
In addition to the above, it is Madeleine's compassion, energy, and creativity that help clients identify tools to make the changes they wish to see in their lives. Her humor and candor set her apart and create a supportive space to process emotional experiences, cognitions, and patterns.
Elizabeth Ealer LPC, LCADC
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change"
I believe that each individual already has the potential to improve their lives, and as a counselor, I enjoy helping individuals find their own tools and skills to accomplish their goals. I think that the therapeutic relationship is one of the best indicators of success, and I take time to establish rapport so that you can feel comfortable sharing and working towards growth with me.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness skills in a client-centered approach to best serve my clients. I have experience working with individuals throughout the spectrum of mental health and have extensive experience working with individuals with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and traumatic experiences. I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals to help them obtain their personal goals. I am empathic, creative, and motivated to help my clients grow to their full potential. I believe that wellness and recovery is impacted by various aspects of our lives, and to best help the people that I serve, a holistic approach is most beneficial.
In addition to my focus on holistic wellness, I am also passionate about counseling individuals with substance abuse disorders. I am a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have been working in the field of addictions for most of my career. I utilize techniques from Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients with addictions gain insight, motivation, and skill sets to nurture long-term recovery from the disease of addiction.
Nina Kamelia, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP
I am a graduate of Barry University with a Master's Degree in Social Work. For the past 8 years, I have worked as a clinician conducting assessments, facilitating groups, individual therapy and crisis prevention interventions.
I have been in the social service field for the past 17 years. I am a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified School Social Worker.
As a clinician, I ensure the client's treatment is as effective as possible. My open-mindedness enables me to build rapport and establish trust with my client. This helps in reaching set goals and for the client to be a better version of themselves. I am versed in various modalities (CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused, client centered, etc.) and work with the client to lean into the resistance to get the desired results!
Bridget Piccone, LCSW, RYT
Bridget is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She works with individuals struggling with symptoms of traumatic stress, PTSD/complex trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, identity issues, relationship stress, and more. Bridget draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, movement, and breath work.
Bridget understands that the therapeutic process is a partnership and she strives to serve as a guide on each client's unique healing journey. Bridget takes a holistic approach to treatment, honoring the interconnectedness between the emotional and physical bodies. She is guided by the belief that every human has within them the capacity to be their best selves and heal from emotional distress. Sometimes traumatic experiences or chronic stress cloud our capacity to access our inner strength; psychotherapy is here to help shine a light on the path toward peace.
Nicole Wanat, M.A. LAMFT
I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University and a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. I incorporate a strengths-based approach when working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. I am passionate about supporting individuals to uncover their personal strengths in the context of their environment and relationships.
As a clinician, I create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment for clients to feel comfortable, valued and heard. The modalities I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Child Play Therapy. I have experience working with individuals and adolescents, family and couple conflict, interpersonal relationships, child play therapy, self-esteem, anger management, and coping with stress and anxiety. I use empathy, respect, and creativity in sessions in order to develop a strong therapeutic rapport, which helps foster empowerment and growth.
Brittany O'Brien, MSW, LSW
It may be difficult for individuals to seek out mental health services, but that is the first step. My goal is to create a safe and trusting environment for individuals to discover their strengths and express their innermost thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental space. Acceptance and compassion are two main factors I focus on when meeting and collaborating with clients. I strive to help clients create and develop tools to better manage their emotions, thoughts, and feelings because the client is my main focus.
I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. I am a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified School Social Worker in New Jersey. I have experience in working with clients to improve anxiety and depression, self-esteem, relationship building, anger management, and family dynamics. In addition, I have also conducted individual and family counseling, as well as individual and group counseling with students in a school setting. Through active listening and working with compassion and empathy, I am here to support and encourage my clients to be the best versions of themselves.
Samantha Wurst, MA, LPC
Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey. She earned her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her Bachelor’s degree from Stockton University. Samantha has been working with children, teens, and adults for over 5 years, assisting them in managing overwhelming thoughts and feelings.
Samantha uses a flexible approach to therapy, incorporating evidence-based therapeutic strategies that are tailored to the individual. Samantha pulls from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to help clients gain insight into life stressors and find better ways to manage their experienced emotions. She also incorporates humor into many of her sessions as she believes laughter is important to the healing process.
Samantha is committed to working alongside her clients as a partner in their journey towards well-being and living a fulfilling life. Samantha is often described by clients as approachable and non-judgemental. She values diversity and sees everyone as a unique individual, adapting her therapeutic approach to best fit each and every client. Samantha is LGBTQAI+ affirming and welcomes any client seeking an inclusive environment to feel safe and fully themselves. Samantha uses she/her pronouns.
Kelly Sullivan, MSW, LSW
I'm a graduate of Rutgers University with a Masters in Social Work. I have over a decade of experience working within a multitude of settings to include Intensive Residential Treatment Services, as well as State and Federal agencies. As a Social Worker I have experience working with a spectrum of adolescent and adult clients to include matters of anxiety, trauma history, disordered eating, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Creating a safe space for growth is paramount. Making sure the client feels comfortable and heard is key in creating that space for growth and empowerment. I have experience in a collection of evidence-based practices- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and psychoeducation- to name a few. I believe in the power of positive change through consistency, practice, patience, and support.
Kiley - Scheduling & Administrative Support
I am a virtual assistant for Mind, Body, & Soul by DiLeonardo Wellness. I have been in the mental health field for over three years by providing scheduling and billing services to practices all over the country. I earned my degree in biomedical science from Western Michigan University, then worked for 10 years in a busy urgent care/family practice setting.
Though I do not see clients directly, I have found the perfect mix of my interest in the medical field and desire to help people from the administrative role. As the first contact you make with Mind, Body & Soul, my goal is to make you feel welcome, answer any questions and ease any concerns you may have. The decision to begin counseling can be a difficult and emotional time, and I hope that I can make the process just a little bit easier.
Sabrina Starts, MA, LAC, NCC
I am a graduate of La Salle University with a masters in Professional Clinical Counseling. I am currently a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a variety of areas, including anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidality, stress, crisis management and trauma, anger management, mindfulness, and self-esteem. I work collaboratively with clients to tailor their therapeutic needs utilizing evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Child Play Therapy. I strive to create a nonjudgmental and empathic therapeutic space to help clients better understand themselves. I believe that therapy is a powerful space for healing and growth, and aim to make clients feel heard and supported on their journey toward personal wellness.
"Our Entire Life...consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are"
Hi. My name is Christine and I am a licensed social worker (LSW) with over 8 years of experience in mental health care. I am a Rutgers graduate and while I have many interests in the therapeutic world, I hold a tremendous amount of space for grief and the grieving process, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD and managing anger. I use a variety of approaches including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems work. I know that therapy is, like everything else in life, a journey. I look forward to starting this journey with you.